~Music floated through the air, gentle as a caress. Every powerful note, heartfelt and striking. Entranced Jordan followed the sound up the stairs to the third level. Shadows dominated the hall, but toward the end a large set of double doors were cracked open, allowing faint light to slice through the darkness. The music called to her like a mystical force, Jordan was helpless but to obey. She paused just before the threshold and she peeked inside.
Moonlight cascaded through the ceiling and mixed with colorful, twinkling lights of the city below. A polished, black piano shimmered from the reflection of the stars and dominated the center of the room. There, Gabriel sat. Silhouetted, he played. His gloved fingers moving across the keys with such care and erotic grace, Jordan stifled a longing moan as shivers raked up and down her spine. To feel his fingers caress and stroke her in such away…
“Will you join me, Ms. Culver?”
Caught. Her cheeks heated from embarrassment while every inch of her body began to tingle. Knock it off. I’m not interested in him in that way anymore. He’s a vampire. I don’t want a vampire. I can’t.
Fake it till you make it, right? Well, she’d lie to herself a million times if that’s what it took for her to finally believe it. She had to squash she attraction to Gabriel. It was the only way she could move on without looking back and without regrets.
Armed with denial, Jordan entered the room. Apart from the piano, only a dark brown leather chaise and a gold platted bar cart, the room was empty.
“Did you write this?” she asked, noting the lack of sheet music.
Gabriel slowly nodded, his head gently bobbing along with the tune.
“It’s lovely,” she whispered, once again swept away by the beautiful melody.
“It sounds like you.”
His words had been low and soft, but they echoed through her. Had he written this song for her?
Gabriel’s lips pulled up into a half smile before he slammed the piano closed. The hard, abrupt boom rattled her bones and she collapsed on to the chaise.
“Would you like a drink?” he asked. In flickered of movement he stood beside the bar cart.~
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With every soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?